Obit: Schumacher, Louis Andrew “Junior” (1938 - 2016)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Schumacher, Regele, Burkhardt, Graham, Schultz, Scepaniak
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 4/20/2016
Schumacher, Louis Andrew “Junior” (27 February 1938 - 12 April 2016)
Memorial services for Lou Schumacher were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday April 15, 2016, at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Father Russ Scepaniak officiated. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Minneapolis, MN, at a later date.
Lou Schumacher, of Clarks Grove and formerly of the Twin Cities, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the Mayo Hospital Methodist Campus on Rochester, MN. He was 78 years old.
Louis Andrew was born on February 27, 1938, to Louis F. and Evelyn M. (Regele) Schumacher in Stanley, Wisconsin. He graduated from Stanley High School and went on to attend a vocational school for two years. In 1958, Louis tried out for the Milwaukee Braves baseball team. Lou married Marlene D. Burkhardt on October 17, 1959, in Thorp, Wisconsin. For 41 years, Lou worked as a draftsman, estimator, salesman, and supervisor at Paper, Calmenson & Company.
He was a member of World Wide Marriage Encounter and published their newsletter and was very involved in his religion and community. In 1963, he joined the choir at St. Charles Borromeo in the Cities, where he lived, and later became the choir director. He also was the St. Theodore Choir Director since 2011. He enjoyed fishing, playing Upword, watching baseball, polka dancing, drumming, and telling jokes.
Lou is survived by his wife, Marlene: daughters: Mary Graham of Albert Lea, AC Schumacher (Pam Schultz) of Kankakee, IL; son, Mark Schumacher (Maria) of Colorado Springs, CO; ten grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sisters: Alvina and Rozella.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Jonathon Schumacher; and sisters: Virginia, Janice and Keryl Jean.
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